Armani Junior Taps Quvenzhane Wallis As New Face

Posted Thursday May 22, 2014 2:10 PM GMT

Though she only has a decade’s worth of years under her belt, Quvenzhane Wallis has already accomplished more than most adults by the time they retire.

Case in point, the 10-year-old “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress just signed a sweet deal as the new face of Armani Junior.

Quvenzhane shared, "I'm so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess. When I saw Mr. Armani's Prive' show in New York, the dresses were so pretty . . . I had too many favorites. Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that that he was so thoughtful. It's fun to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothes. It's young. It's cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes."

And Giorgio Armani is confident Miss Wallis is the perfect fit. "Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way."

Photo Credit: Armani Junior

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